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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Creative Mapping: Flight Map: Work, Rest & Play

The flight map (weekly) is the flow funnel that should have most of your focus. Outside of the here-and-now present moment, the easiest measure of time through which to observe what you’re making is the week. Often the doings of a day feel too short.  The nature of creative work is that there will be blind spots, resistance and times when you feel nothing is happening, It is but at the subconscious level and playing around with unsatisfactory work is often necessary to get where  you’re going. If you’ve turned up each day, if you’ve worked well, played well, rested well, week by week you’ll…

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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Download your Creative Living Maps Here

Click Here for to download all Creative Living Maps, Bundles & Extras And you can find full Instructions for the Creative Living Mapping Method here. You can also download each map separately: YEAR Bird’s Eye View: Year: Work  Bird’s Eye View: Year: Rest Bird’s Eye View: Year: Play MONTH Month: Take Off Map Work Month: Take Off Map Rest Month: Take Off Map Play WEEK Week: Flight Map Work Week: Flight Map Rest Week: Flight Map Play DAY Day: Landing Log: Work Day: Landing Log: Rest Day: Landing Log: Play  

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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Creative Mapping Instructions

Creative mapping is composed of two stages: 1) composing your master list and 2) making your maps. Master Listing 1. As mentioned in the previous post on creative time management, frame your intention like this: I am going to create ________________ by _________, the first blank being what you are going to create, the second the date by which you will have made it.  2. Again, visualize your intention and take care in writing it out. Do a more detailed paragraph. Write as if you are placing an order for the intention to be manufactured by somebody who doesn’t know you,…

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Creative Living: Create Dates, Creative Living Maps

Log Your Create-Dates: A Creative Living Map

One of the core creative flow practices is the create-date and its one that most people resist. This chart can help you to get and keep the habit of create dates. The creative date with self [create-date for short] is a once-weekly, fun expedition to explore something that enchants or excites you. Something scary, like skydiving or bungee jumping, or something silly, like finger painting. It doesn’t have to be something that is normally considered creative. It could be playing with a dog [not your own] for two hours or spending the afternoon in the woods. A successful create-date is spent doing something that 1] you’d…

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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Get The Creative Habit: Download This Creative Living Map

Download Here: 21 Day Making-Practice Chart, to turn your creative intention into a creative habit. “We are what we repeatedly do,” the roman philospher Aristotle famously proclaimed. How do you embed your creative practice so deeply that it become habitual, that you do it like brushing your teeth, without your con-mind even questioning it. There was a time when it moaned about having to brush your teeth but now you do it without even thinking about it. That’s the power of routine. This notion of acting without thinking is known in science as “automaticity” and common wisdom has it that it…

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Beginning Anew: Creative Listing

Creative listing is a core creative exercise. It  establishes and maps your creative intentions. Use it whenever you are setting up a new creative intention. When it’s time to begin again, at the start of a new year, maybe, or a new phase.  Whenever you need to connect, or reconnect, with what you most truly want.   1. Frame your intention like this: I am going to create _________  by _________, the first blank being what you are going to create the second the date by which you will create. 2. Visualize your intention and take care in writing it out. Write as if you…

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Creative Mapping: Bird’s Eye View: This Year’s Play

Having completed your Creative Lists, choose up to seven types of play you’d like to enjoy this year. Map the year’s play related intentions here: Creative Year: Bird’s Eye View (Play): PDF Map To Print Off and Fill Out MONTH, WEEK & DAY: PLAY From the annual map come the monthly, weekly and daily play activities that will manifest your intentions.  Link here to: Monthly Play: Take-Off Map Weekly Play: Flight Map Daily Play Map: Landing Log ANNUAL WORK & REST Work, rest and play are all necessary to conscious creation. Link here to: Annual Rest: Bird’s Eye View Map Annual Work: Bird’s Eye View Map Don’t want it, make it!

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Creative Mapping: Bird’s Eye View: This Year’s Rest

Describe the kind of rest you’ll take this year. Map the year’s rest related intentions here: Creative Year: Bird’s Eye View (Rest): PDF Map To Print Off and Fill Out MONTH, WEEK & DAY: REST From the annual map come the monthly, weekly and daily play activities that will manifest your intentions.  Link here to: Monthly Rest: Take-Off Map Weekly Rest: Flight Map Daily Rest Map: Landing Log ANNUAL WORK & PLAY Work, rest and play are all necessary to conscious creation. Link here to: Annual Work: Bird’s Eye View Map Annual Play: Bird’s Eye View Map Don’t want it, make it!

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